It matters what a mother knows and what a mother does.
are designed to complement counseling during office and home visits for
prenatal and parent education and family support. The Guides are both
teaching & learning materials for promoting health literacy, reflective function, and other essential life skills for parents.
In English & Spanish
Easy to read. Rigorously tested in Early Head Start, Healthy Start,
Healthy Families, Strengthening Families, First Five, Families First,
Parents as Teachers,teens ...
Beginnings Pregnancy Guide
translates the health promotion content of prenatal care into
easy-to-read practical guidance for a healthy pregnancy. Now in its 8th
edition. 6 booklets (96 pages) referenced by gestational age.
Over 310,000 families served
Beginnings Parent's Guide
translates the science of early child development into
easy-to-understand practical guidance for parents of 0 to 3 year-olds. 8
booklets (196 pages) referenced by child age. Now in its 3rd Edition
Beginnings Guides-Tour In this quick tour of the
two Beginnings Guides series, you will learn about the easy-to- read,
easy-to-use curricula for teaching parents and supporting their
independent learning during pregnancy and early parenting.
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